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'''Alfred North Whitehead''' (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy,David Ray Griffin, ''Reenchantment Without Supernaturalism: A Process Philosophy of Religion'' (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001), vii. which today has found application to a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology, among other areas. In his early career Whitehead wrote primarily on mathematics, logic, and physics. His most notable work in these fields is the three-volume ''Principia Mathematica'' (1910–13), which he wrote with former student Bertrand Russell. ''Principia Mathematica'' is considered one of the twentieth century's most important works in mathematical logic, and placed 23rd in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the...
RegionWestern philosophy
Era20th-century philosophy
Birth date{{birth date|1861|2|15|df=y}}
Birth placeRamsgate, Kent, United Kingdom
Death date{{death date and age|1947|12|30|1861|2|15|df=y}}
Death placeCambridge, Massachusetts|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
School traditionProcess philosophy
Process theology
Main interestsMetaphysics, mathematics
EducationTrinity College, Cambridge (BA, 1884)
InstitutionsImperial College London (University of London)
Harvard University
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